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How To Achieve A Flawless Face- Featuring Blending Sponges from Le Cosmetique :)

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Cailyn Cosmetics, Graftobian, Le Cosmetique, Lime Crime, Lorac, MAC, Model In a Bottle, Urban Decay

Hey Readers (:
Today’s featured product are the Blending Sponges from Le Cosmetique.

IMG_6222The blending sponges come in a plastic covering to keep it nice & clean– safe from dirt & bacteria.
The blending sponges sell for $5.95 (which is very inexpensive).
Le Cosmetique carries 3 different colors: Black, pink , and red.
To activate the blending sponge to it’s capability, you must add water to dampen the sponge.
As pictured above, the red and pink sponges are the actual size before dampening with water.
The red blending sponge has been dampened with water as you can see.
I’m sure by now, you’re wondering what are some advantages of using a blending sponge, right?
As you can see, the blending sponges are pictured with a Graftobian Palette.
If you’re not familiar with Graftobian, it is a company that sells a variety of make-up, perfect for every MUA.
This palette offers 18 different shades of foundation.
The palette can also be used as concealer, or you can purchasing a correcting palette (also by graftobian).

(feel free to check out my previous review) this palette works wonders!

IMG_6227As you can see, I love my palette! And I have 3 different Graftobian Palettes.
The palette pictured above is the WARM palette, however they also sell the COOL and NEUTRAL palette.
These palettes sell for $69.50 each at Le Cosmetique ( Pro discount available!
Even though I have all 3 of them, which I purchased from The Make-Up Show in LA—
if I were to recommend the one I use in the most, I would say purchase the WARM palette.
I take a spatula ( and I scrape up some product and then I put the product on a mixing palette ( I then dampen my blending sponge with water, I ring/squeeze out any excess water, & I see the sponge expand.
The blender eliminates any visible lines or streaks.
Just remember to slightly dampen the sponge– and dab and roll the sponge on your skin.
Blend for perfection & you’ll be able to achieve the flawless skin you’ve always dreamed of at home 🙂

The palette also has the names listed for each foundation, that way if you run out of a single pan, you can purchase a replacement pot! Makes every make-up artists life easier!

2a89727ef65311e2a6df22000aaa21db_6And here is my lovely model who was attending a wedding.
Her foundation is from the Graftobian WARM palette.
Also, I corrected her skin with the Graftobian corrector palette.
I used my blending sponge to apply the foundation and corrector to give her that flawless finish.
Blush & Highlighter is from LORAC.
Eyeliner is from Cailyn Cosmetics in Black.♥cailyn-cosmetics-gel-eyeliner-shimmer-powder-reviews/
Brows are filled in with Anastasia’s Brow Pro Palette in MEDIUM BROWN.

aebe66cef65f11e2809922000ae911bb_6Hair is curled with a 1 inch Hot Tools curling iron.
Eye Shadows are from the Lime Crime Aquataenia Palette . I used the color (CORAL OF THE STORY)
Urban Decay Naked (BUCK/NAKED/HALF-BAKED & Vice Palette (FREEBIRD)
Lashes are from True or False Lashes (MEDUSA) only .90 cents for a pair!

76747a50f0b111e2bdcf22000a1fbe62_6I set my clients make-up with Model in Bottle’s setting spray!
Can also be purchased from Le Cosmetique for $18! Works wonders!

**Overall, the blending sponge is what really makes this look work on my model! If you have streaks on your face from the brush you used or the wedges– it takes away from the beauty of the look. Sure I added pretty shadows, liner, lashes, blush, the highlighter, and set her make-up with a spray… but if she didn’t have a pretty base, then the look wouldn’t have been flawless. I really like the blending sponge that Le Cosmetique offers because it’s inexpensive, and makes my job easier! I like the shape, with the curves because I can get in the crevices of the face. I can get under the eyes, really close to the nose– and without making my client feel uncomfortable. You can even use this sponge to apply powders and blush. I Always get a FLAWLESS application on myself and all of my clients! I definitely recommend that you give this blending sponge a try! I love all the products I featured & used for this look!

PROS: affordable, many different uses, covers imperfections & blends easily.
long lasting (I constantly sanitize & wash to be able to use on different clients)

CONS: none(:


Blending Sponge: $5.95
Graftobian Palettes: $69.50
Model in a Bottle Setting Spray: $18



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FTC: Blending Sponges were sent for review consideration. Graftobian “Warm” Palette was purchased by me at the 2012 MAKE-UP SHOW in LA. Model in a Bottle products were purchased by me @ IMATS 🙂

Rain Cosmetics Lashes, Lipstick, & Foundation Photos & Review :)

Rain Cosmetics

Hey Readers (:
Today’s featured products are  lashes, a lipstick, & a foundation.
Rain Cosmetics is a proud sponsor for MISS USA 2012, 2013!


IMG_2006These lashes are called TEASE.IMG_2005These lashes are called ATTENTION WHORE.
*These lashes can be worn & reused several times– I love quality, reusable falsies!

IMG_4871Featuring a lipstick called PRIVATE JET!



IMG_4875I am absolutely loving the packaging of these products!

IMG_1997This lipstick is gorgeous.
It’s called PRIVATE JET!

IMG_4876This lipstick feels great! It is so creamy & very moisturizing.
As for the color, it’s a pale, nude pink which can be worn for everyday!

IMG_4877swatch of the lovely lipstick— so light, I love it!

IMG_4881lip swatch:)






IMG_4884A drop of the foundation on my hand for you to see the color/shade (Golden Garter)
This foundation has an SPF 15— & covers amazingly!
This shade (Golden Garter) is perfect if you have warm olive undertones.

IMG_4885Partially blended out foundation.
IMG_4886fully blended out foundation! I love the flawless finish:)

Overall, I am so satisfied with what this company offers! The lashes are great quality, and can be re-used. The lipstick is packaged wonderfully– it’s one of a kind. The lipstick also goes on very smooth, & it’s creamy, moisturizing & definitely not drying to the lips! Rain Cosmetics offers a variety of matte or shimmer lip sticks. The foundation gives a flawless finish, & you don’t even need that much product to cover a full face! Absolutely loving the products this company has to offer!

*Rain Cosmetics also sells, eyeliner, eye shadows, brushes, mascara, brow gel, lip gloss, & a  lot more! Please check out their site if you’re even slightly interested– you will be AMAZED! 

PROS: affordable, quality make-up, lovely packaging!

CONS: none:)


lashes: $12.00
lipstick: $20.00
foundation: $28.00 (1.20fl.oz)



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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pro Palette- Photos & Review :)

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Hey Readers (:
Today’s featured product is the amazing Brow Pro Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills!

MAY 249Hello Everyone:)
This palette has been HIGHLY requested for review— & it is so AMAZING!
I recommend that if you’re a make-up artist & reading this…
you need to keep reading, & purchase right after; you won’t be disappointed!:)

MAY 250Featuring the beautiful packaged BROW PRO PALETTE from Anastasia.
This packaging is very sleek, black, with the Anastasia signature writing. MAY 252
MAY 253The essential eyebrow defining palette for professional makeup artists.
Features 6 shades of Anastasia’s signature Brow Powder Duos, professional Cream Brow Wax, and Concealer to define bold or natural brows.
Brow Powder Duos include a light and dark shade for perfect color matching.
Each pan consists of a lighter & a darker shade.

Shades Include:
Golden Blonde 
Medium Brown 
Dark Brown 
MAY 254This palette is very convenient for every make-up artist. It’s your go-to palette for your brows & your client’s brows. There is a variety of colors, therefore, you should be able to use this palette on any client. Overall, I honestly recommend it to every make-up artist who asks me about the staple products in my kit that I can’t live without. First off, having palettes in your kit or collection is WAY better than singles, as we all know. When this runs out, I will definitely be repurchasing. The powder is perfect, and makes your brows look natural. Please leave your comments/questions below, xoxo!

And I’ve uploading some of my looks & work using the brow pro palette:


maria 1

maria 4


PROS: affordable, perfect for all make-up artists, kit friendly, amazing!

CONS: none!:)





Here are 2 more reviews you might be interested in from Anastaia 🙂 Pretty Amazing!

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♥Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Corrector Palette Photos & Review :)


Hey Readers! Today’s featured product is the Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Palette 🙂

This is an amazing product from Graftobian. Graftobian is another company very similar to Cinema Secrets & RCMA. Graftobian offers foundations, face powders, eye shadows, lip color and concealers/correctors in palettes. In my opinion,  these palettes are great very make-up artists. If you’re reading my review, and would like me to review the Graftobian Super Palettes, let me know by leaving a comment below. Back to reviewing this palette.

This palette does wonders for under eye circles, covers redness, and highlights your face. The colors in this palette go on very smooth, and you can layer them, and it will not get cakey. The colors are very pigmented. You can also purchase this colors separately for ($8.95) on the Le Cosmetique site, however, I feel like you get the “best bang for your buck” if you just purchase this palette. If you’re just purchasing it for the “Soft Orange” color to hide your under eye circles, you never know when you’re going to need the “Muted Green” to cover an redness. I definitely recommend that you buy this palette.

This palette will last you a very long time because the colors are so pigmented. Theater make-up is really worth it. You just have to remember that a little goes a long way.

       SOFT ORANGE: similar to the Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer, & used to cover under eye circles.
YELLOW HI-LITE: cancels any deep and red purple hues
MUTED GREEN: removes any redness

PINK HI-LITE:  counteracts any grey or brown
EXTRA HI-LITE:  is a light highlighter (great to use down the bridge of your nose)

These are correctors, not concealers, so just remember that you should apply these colors first and then apply your normal foundation routine. You can apply these colors with a damp beauty blender, or a brush of your choice.

PROS: great for MUA’s, not expensive, pigmented, works amazingly.

CONS: none 🙂

before & after using the graftobian corrector palette, & the graftobian foundations 🙂
make-up can cover redness and flaws, you just have to find the right products!  

Le Cosmetique ( —– $21.95

PRICING: $21.95
(if you are a MUA, sign up to receive 30% off of your purchase)



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♥Black Pearl Sale: 40-60% off Eve Pearl Cosmetics :)

Eve Pearl



Starts: Wednesday, October. 10th, 2012 @ 11:00 AM EST (NYC Time)
Ends: Saturday, October 13th, 2012 @ 11:00 PM EST (NYC Time)

Hey Readers! You all need to check out this AMAZING sale!
Eve Pearl is an emmy-award winning makeup artist, who also has her own makeup cosmetics line!
As a professional makeup artist, I like to steer you all in the right direction!
If you, or your clients have a hard time concealing dark under eye circles, you need to purchase the salmon concealer!!
The concealers & the foundations are so creamy, & come in a variety of shades that are so easy to mix!

I highly recommend the newest product from the Eve Pearl Collection!

Introducing the HD pro palette! 🙂
This AMAZING palette contains 12 different cream foundations, you can work on anyone with this palette!
Contains all 6 of the salmon concealers  from “fair to deep” which will cover all skin tones!
FYI: the salmon concealer will cover up bruising, dark circles, tattoos, & blemishes!!
Palette comes with 3 cream blushes which are very pigmented!
Palette also comes with a Mattifier, Illuminator & a Lip Treatment!

You guys must be asking how much… right?
Well, it’s a whopping $450! But definitely worth it…
But check this out, if you purchase this today or tomorrow using the CODE: BP102012
You can purchase it for $180. That is a deal… even a steal 🙂 60% off!
You can do 2-3 gigs, & you will have paid the price for that palette! it is worth it!



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  • 40%- 60% Off EVE PEARL® Products


40% OFF:

Anti-Shine Mattifying Gels, HD Foundation Cream Blushes, HD Dual Foundations (Round Compact), HD Dual Pressed Powders, Dual Salmon Concealer w/Astaxanthin(Mirrored Compacts), HD Foundation Trios, Salmon Concealer Trios, HD Cream Blush Trio, Black Eye Lash Glue,  Age Defying Lip Treatment, Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer, Dry Shampoo Powder, Priming Moisturizer, Priming Moisturizer w/ Astaxanthin, Pro-Dual Sharpener, Smudgeproof Liquid Eyeliner-Black Pearl, Anti-Bacterial Cosmetic Sanitizer, Shadow Mixer/Sealer.


55% OFF:

Bronzing Highlighter Trio-Classic, Powder Blush Trios, Eyelashes: 109, 110, Kohl Eye Pencil & Smudger Combos, Eye Shadow Palettes, Kohl Lip Pencil& Brush Combos, Essential Clear Makeup Bag, Professional Clear Travel Makeup Bags (Large & Small), Cylinder Brush Holder, Makeup Bag — Black Clutch w/ EP logo, Makeup Bag- Evening Clutch, Ultimate Face Palette-powder Bombshell, Mattifying Pressed Powder-Neutral, Brushes, Priming Moisturizer & Treatment w/ Astaxanthin, Pro Large Puff, Pro non-latex makeup sponge 8 &24 ct., Dual Performance Lip Color – Ultimate Lip Palette,


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Flawless Face Palettes, HD Liquid Foundations, Glamour Lash Mascara-Jet Black, KOP Age Defying Lip Gloss, KOP Lip Gloss Combos, Pearlicious Lip Glosses, Dual Performance Lip Colors, Eyelashes: 105, 106, 107,108, HD Pro Palette.

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Boo-Boo Cover-UP

Hey Everyone! Check out my review on this concealer that conceals while healing 🙂

Boo-Boo Cover-Up is a pigmented concealer that offers great coverage & helps your minor skin imperfections heal at the same time. Healing & soothing ingredients: chamomile, green tea, aloe, tea tree oil, & vitamin E really make this a unique product.

The company suggests to use it for: acne, scratches & scabs. As well as freckles, & other imperfections!

Boo-Boo Cover-Up only comes in one shade at the moment, “medium.” However, it is very versatile.
You can use your settting powder to either lighten or darken the shade!

**model, before & after applying concealer. under eye circles (bruising)
boo-boo concealer covers it all!


PRICING: $19.99



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